Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Set For December Release By Searchlight

'The French Dispatch' Still Without A Release Date

As we just posted about the release of Black Widow, studios are still very cautious about opening anything in the first half of the year while theaters remain shuttered. It’s in the latter months when some of these films will eventually see release, and in the case of Searchlight Pictures, which we must remember is a branch of Disney, they’re ready to confirm that timeframe for Guillermo Del Toro’s anticipated Nightmare Alley.

Searchlight Pictures has set a December 3rd release for Nightmare Alley, Del Toro’s film noir starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn. Directed and co-written by Del Toro, the film follows “an ambitious carny (Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.” 

Other major projects given confirmed dates are Sundance standout The Night House, starring Rebecca Hall and directed by David Bruckner, the Del Toro-produced horror Antlers, and Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which looks to be a possible awards contender.

Still without a date is Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, and we may not hear anything more about that until after Cannes.

Check out the info on each below.

Directed by: David Bruckner
Written by: Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski
Produced by: David S. Goyer, Keith Levine, and John Zois
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Evan Jonigkeit, Stacy Martin and Vondie Curtis Hall

Directed by: Michael Showalter
Written by: Abe Sylvia
Produced by: Jessica Chastain, Kelly Carmichael, Rachel Shane, Gigi Pritzker
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Fredric Lehne, Mark Wystrach, Sam Jaeger, Gabriel Olds and Vincent D’Onofrio

Directed by: Scott Cooper
Screenplay by: C. Henry Chaisson & Nick Antosca and Scott Cooper, based upon the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, J. Miles Dale
Cast: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Written by: Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan
Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.